Sports world pays tribute to Kobe Bryant on 40th birthday

By Vincent Frank
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Where has all the time gone? For most of us on the fringes of being a millennial, it was just yesterday that Kobe Bryant was taking to the NBA court as a wide-eyed teenager and potentially the next great player.

Now, decades later, Bryant has turned 40 years old. It just makes no sense. We really want to know where all of those years went.

Kobe himself agrees.

As the Black Mamba celebrates his 40th birthday the only way he can, the sports world paid tribute on Thursday.